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Staff Sgt. Neil Goodwin, son of Bud Goodwin of Mt. Vernon and Dr. Karin and Steve Pappadakis of Colorado Springs, separated from the U.S. Air Force after 17 years and signed with the U.S. Spac…

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The Mt. Vernon Scholarship Fund is accepting applications from Mt. Vernon area students who will complete their high school education in 2021 and will be attending an accredited vocational/tec…

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JOHN DAY—On behalf of the center, I would like to thank Chester’s Thriftway for their generous donation of eight cases of large grocery sacks. The cooks so greatly appreciated them.

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Two donation drives joined forces for foster kids in Grant County.

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A book recently illustrated by someone born and raised in Grant County depicts the silver lining of the ongoing pandemic.

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After a power outage Feb. 8 at Monument School, the elementary students made a sign to show their power company, Columbia Power Co-op, appreciation for all they do to keep the lights on and th…

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PRAIRIE CITY—When you got home with your meal and opened the bag, you discovered something new. The meal is being put into special containers that you eat from, wash out and send or bring back…

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Ginni Frazier of Canyon City was among those who earned dean’s list recognition at George Fox University for the fall 2020 semester. Traditional undergraduate students must earn a 3.5 grade po…

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MONUMENT—Terry Cade and Carrie Jewell prepared for us a wonderful meal of stuffed pork tenderloin, scalloped potatoes, dinner rolls, carrots and birthday cake. I savored every morsel. We appla…

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Clayton and Thea Ensign of John Day announce the birth of their son, James Craig Ensign, on Dec. 8, 2020. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Craig and Jan …

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MONUMENT—Our cooks Terry Cade and Carrie Jewell made us some Asian sweet and sour chicken on top of steamed rice, some yummy potstickers, and we also had brownies for our dessert. I ate everyt…

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The Ellis Tracey Unit of the American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce office in John Day. All members are urged to attend.

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JOHN DAY—Another week, and I wonder what this one will bring. We all know that our cooks are wonderful. Can we say the same about our weather, I wonder?

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How is 2021 treating you so far? Well, the weather is beautiful. And it’s time to start another year of good food from our chefs. Thank you so much for the good food, and our desserts are delicious.

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On Saturday, Dec. 19, 11 birders spent a little over 46 combined hours in the field looking for birds on the 40th John Day Christmas Bird Count. In addition, there were three feeder watchers t…

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JOHN DAY—There I sat, trying to have the energy to put the rest of Christmas decorations up, and I thought I’ll just sit and enjoy remembering what a wonderful community I live in. In November…

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